Student research award winners announced

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:06pm
Western Today staff

Western Libraries is pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the Undergraduate Research Award, which is an annual award given to Western Washington University undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding library research in the writing of papers for courses taught across the colleges.

It recognizes excellence in undergraduate research papers based on significant inquiry using library resources and collections, and learning about the research discovery and information synthesizing process.

Members of the 2014 award review committee included: Jeanne Armstrong (Libraries), Margaret Fast (Libraries), Carol Janson (Art), James Inverarity (Sociology), Tilmann Glimm (Math).

The 2014 Award Winners who will receive a cash award of $500.00 and an award certificate are:

  • Kristine Farwell (Economics), “The Impact of the Recent Global Financial Crisis on Microfinance Sustainability.”
  • Audrey Marsh (Biology), “Evolution of the Y-Chromosome in Primates.”
  • Celina Muñoz (History), “The Plague, the Poor, and the Problem of Medicine.”

The 2014 Honorable Mention recipient who will receive an honorable mention certificate is:

  • Jenna Wilson (American Cultural Studies), “Race Representations in Children’s Picture Books and Its Impact on the Development of Racial Identity and Attitudes.”

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